PM Modi in Mumbai highlights: Govt to invest Rs 100 lakh crore on infrastructure, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays down the foundation stone for three metros in Mumbai. Stay tuned for live updates.
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    Modi gives tribute to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in Gujarati and signs in the visitor's book. (DH Photo/Mrityunjay Bose)

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    Ahead of state polls, Modi launches 3 new metro lines in Mumbai

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7 said we will not achieve the aim of doubling the economy to USD 5 trillion if our cities do not have 21st century infrastructure.

    This will involve creating systems to address the concerns on mobility, connectivity, productivity, sustainability and safety, Modi told a public gathering in the city where he launched three more metro lines, taking the number of planned metro corridors to 14 extending 337 km.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took darshans of Lord Ganesha at the 96-year-old Lokmanya Seva Sangh (LSS) in Vile Parle. (DH Photo/Mrityunjay Bose)

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    With this, PM Modi's address comes to end. He will now be heading to Aurangabad where he will inaugrate Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) business and administrative building and dedicate the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project to the nation.

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    During Ganapati visarjan, a lot of plastic waste goes into our water bodies. This times, we have to try to refrain from polluting water bodies: PM Modi

    PM Modi in Mumbai: Bappa ki vidai ke dauran bahaut sara plastic aur doosra waste hamare samandar mein chala jata hai. Is baar humein koshish karni hai ki aisa samaan jo jal pradushan badhata hai, usko paani mein nahi bahaaenge. pic.twitter.com/rkvQ3Orp8n

    — ANI (@ANI) September 7, 2019

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    Metro lines being laid down in 27 cities: PM Modi

    During his address, PM Modi said that in India the first metro was started about 30-35 years ago but until 2014 metro started in only a few cities. Now, metro lines are being laid down in 27 cities of the country, he said.

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    Aim towards being plastic-free nation: PM Modi

    PM Modi suggests everyone to refrain from throwing plastics in water bodies. "We should aim towards being a plastic-free nation," he said.

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    If the country will start preparing for the future now, only then will our children enjoy their future: PM Modi

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    More than half of metro work projects started in last five years: PM Modi

    More than half of the metro work projects started in the last five years, says PM Modi. "I wish that the work in these projects are carried out at a fast pace."

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    The speed at which we are working has never been done before, says PM Modi. He gives the example of Navi Mumbai's airport work, which has picked pace in the past few years.

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      Govt to invest Rs 100 lakh crore on infrastructure: PM Modi

    Our country is moving towards $5-trillion economy and we will have to make our cities advanced. Thus, our government will invest Rs 100 lakh crore on infrastructure: PM Modi

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    BKC is the centre of business and with the new metro lines people can reach this place faster, says PM.

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    I have always heard about Mumbai's spirit. After seeing ISRO's spirit, I felt the need to share the news: PM Modi.

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    In Chandrayaan-2 mission, we saw an obstacle but ISRO's scientists won't stop until they achieve their target. We will reach the moon, PM Modi reiterates.

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    ISRO scientists know how to turn odds in favour: PM Modi in Mumbai

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    PM Modi lays down the foundation stone of three metro lines in Mumbai.

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    PM Modi visits Ganesh pandal in Mumbai's Vile Parle


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7 offered prayers to Lord Ganesh in suburban Vile Parle in Mumbai. Modi, who is one a one-day visit to Maharashtra, took darshan of Lord Ganesh at the Lokmanya Seva Sangh (LSS) as part of the ongoing Ganesh festival.

    The PM went straight to the suburb after landing at the international airport.

    Read the full report here.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates a state-of-the-art metro coach, the first metro coach manufactured under Make in India.

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    In Aurangabad, the prime minister will inaugrate Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) business and administrative building and dedicate the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project to the nation.

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    Later in the day, PM Modi will also visit Aurangabad to address a state-level Mahila Saksham Melava.

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    PM Modi will inaugurate Bandongri Metro Station in Kandivali East and a state-of-the-art metro coach, the first metro coach under the government's flagship Make in India initiative.

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    The prime minister will also release a brand vision document for Maha Mumbai Metro.

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    Modi will also lay the foundation stone of a state-of-the-art Metro Bhavan in the city. The centre will operate and control 14 metro lines measuring around 340 km.

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    The three new metro lines are: a) 9.2 km-long Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mora Road) Metro-10 corridor, b) 12.7 km Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor and c) 20.7 km Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor.

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    The three new metro lines will add more than 42 km to the city's metro network.

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    Modi has arrived in Mumbai, where he was received by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and CM Devendra Fadnavis.

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    PM Modi will lay down the foundation stones of three new metro lines in Mumbai today.